It'll be done by 2023.
Rimac has gone from being an unknown Croatian company that built a car that a famous television personality crashed, to a serious automaker that everyone is taking notice of in a very short period of time. The latest from the company that produces the Concept_One is that it will be partnering with Porsche to run Bugatti. Before that, we heard that its second vehicle is performing well and that Porsche has bought a larger stake in the company.
It seems that this extra cash isn't being wasted, as Rimac has just unveiled the design of its new HQ, based in Kerestinec, near Zagreb. With 200,000 square meters of space and room enough for 2,500 employees, this place looks spectacular.
The entire facility has been designed by the Croatian designers from 3LHD and is said to showcase Rimac's attention to detail and will boast a long list of features to ensure that it is future proof. Rimac also says that the complex "will be its international R&D and production base and enable the company to ramp up from prototype and smaller volume projects to high-volume production of its high-performance electric drivetrain and battery systems".
The buildings will cover half of the area of the property and are expected to be completed by 2023, but it's being designed as more than just a factory. CEO and founder Mate Rimac said he wants the spaces to be "friendly, open and warm, with more than a hint of fun." But there's an eye on the environment too, as the entire facility will be carbon neutral.
At present, Rimac has grown from a single employee working in a garage a decade ago, to a company that now has around 1,000 workers. Mate says that the campus is the brand's "springboard to the growth plans" it has for the next decade and beyond, strengthening the manufacturer to be both a niche hypercar manufacturer and a leading Tier 1 supplier of electric performance technology.
The whole place looks fantastic, but since the architects drew inspiration from the imminent C_Two, that's not too much of a surprise. Furthermore, the Rimac campus can be expanded over time while still blending in with its natural surroundings. How long before we see other manufacturers redesigning their HQs for a carbon-neutral future? By our estimation, not long at all.